The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / London
Rank 322 278 244
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -34
Contract jobs citing vSphere 75 142 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.66% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 3.45% 6.91% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 81 114
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £301 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.40 £25.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.47% -14.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +39.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2172 2056 2007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.37% 9.59% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1386 1336
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £239 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 95 115
Median hourly rate £22.42 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.45% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £33.55 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 10 £410 +6.71% 5
Ilford +4 2 - -
Croydon +4 1 £450 -14.28% 1
Bromley - 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 176 (94.12%) VMware
2 105 (56.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (54.55%) Windows
4 65 (34.76%) Active Directory
5 62 (33.16%) Windows Server
6 55 (29.41%) Cisco
7 54 (28.88%) Microsoft
8 45 (24.06%) DNS
9 43 (22.99%) Finance
10 42 (22.46%) ITIL
10 42 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (21.93%) Linux
12 40 (21.39%) TCP/IP
12 40 (21.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 38 (20.32%) Firewall
14 37 (19.79%) PowerShell
15 36 (19.25%) SAN
16 35 (18.72%) VMware ESXi
17 32 (17.11%) Citrix
17 32 (17.11%) Service Management
18 29 (15.51%) Puppet
19 28 (14.97%) Data Centre
20 27 (14.44%) Windows 7
20 27 (14.44%) Unix
21 26 (13.90%) HP
22 25 (13.37%) Windows 10
23 23 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
24 22 (11.76%) LAN
25 21 (11.23%) MS Office
25 21 (11.23%) Migration

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (10.70%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (5.35%) OpenStack
4 9 (4.81%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (4.81%) IIS
5 7 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.21%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.21%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.07%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.53%) JBoss
9 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (11.23%) MS Office
2 18 (9.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.02%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (6.42%) PaaS
5 7 (3.74%) Heroku
5 7 (3.74%) Office 365
6 4 (2.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.07%) SaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) IaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.06%) DNS
2 40 (21.39%) TCP/IP
3 38 (20.32%) Firewall
4 36 (19.25%) SAN
5 22 (11.76%) LAN
6 19 (10.16%) WAN
7 16 (8.56%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (8.56%) DHCP
8 15 (8.02%) Wireless
9 12 (6.42%) NAS
10 10 (5.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (4.81%) iSCSI
11 9 (4.81%) SNMP
12 7 (3.74%) LDAP
12 7 (3.74%) MPLS
12 7 (3.74%) SSL
13 5 (2.67%) SSH
13 5 (2.67%) VoIP
13 5 (2.67%) VPN
13 5 (2.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.67%) DB2
4 4 (2.14%) Redis
5 3 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.07%) MySQL
7 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.21%) MSI
3 5 (2.67%) Subversion
4 4 (2.14%) Hudson
4 4 (2.14%) JIRA
5 3 (1.60%) Gitweb
5 3 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.53%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.53%) jMock
6 1 (0.53%) JUnit
6 1 (0.53%) Maven
6 1 (0.53%) Mockito
6 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 43 (22.99%) Finance
2 8 (4.28%) Banking
2 8 (4.28%) Retail
3 5 (2.67%) Advertising
4 3 (1.60%) Games
5 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.07%) Legal
5 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (11.76%) Analyst
2 22 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
3 21 (11.23%) Architect
4 20 (10.70%) Consultant
5 18 (9.63%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (7.49%) Service Analyst
7 14 (7.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) Service Desk Support
8 13 (6.95%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 12 (6.42%) Administrator
9 12 (6.42%) Server Engineer
10 11 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (5.88%) Support Engineer
10 11 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (5.88%) Technical Support
10 11 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) .NET
2 7 (3.74%) Middleware
2 7 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.14%) MSMQ
4 4 (2.14%) SAML
5 3 (1.60%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.60%) COM
5 3 (1.60%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.07%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.07%) J2EE
6 2 (1.07%) jQuery
6 2 (1.07%) RESTful
6 2 (1.07%) Spring
6 2 (1.07%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) CSS
7 1 (0.53%) Flash
7 1 (0.53%) HTML
7 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.97%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.56%) Clustering
3 15 (8.02%) Blackberry
4 10 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.74%) Replication
6 6 (3.21%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 5 (2.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.60%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.60%) iPad
10 2 (1.07%) Derivative
10 2 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.07%) FlexPod
10 2 (1.07%) iPhone
10 2 (1.07%) NHS
10 2 (1.07%) PKI
10 2 (1.07%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.07%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (54.55%) Windows
2 62 (33.16%) Windows Server
3 42 (22.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (21.93%) Linux
5 40 (21.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (14.44%) Unix
6 27 (14.44%) Windows 7
7 25 (13.37%) Windows 10
8 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (6.95%) Mac OS X
10 11 (5.88%) AIX
10 11 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (3.21%) SUSE
13 5 (2.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (2.14%) CentOS
14 4 (2.14%) Solaris
15 3 (1.60%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
16 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.46%) ITIL
2 32 (17.11%) Service Management
3 21 (11.23%) Migration
4 20 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (10.16%) Configuration Management
5 19 (10.16%) Load Balancing
6 18 (9.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (9.63%) DevOps
7 15 (8.02%) Problem Management
7 15 (8.02%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (7.49%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (6.95%) Information Security
10 12 (6.42%) High Availability
10 12 (6.42%) Identity Access Management
10 12 (6.42%) ITIL V3
10 12 (6.42%) SIEM
11 11 (5.88%) ITSM
11 11 (5.88%) Security Operations
12 10 (5.35%) Patch Management
12 10 (5.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.79%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.56%) Bash Shell
3 13 (6.95%) Perl
4 10 (5.35%) Korn
5 9 (4.81%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.81%) SQL
6 8 (4.28%) Java
7 6 (3.21%) Ruby
7 6 (3.21%) VBScript
8 5 (2.67%) C#
8 5 (2.67%) VB
9 4 (2.14%) Python
10 3 (1.60%) Go
11 2 (1.07%) C
11 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (8.56%) SC Cleared
2 16 (8.56%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.74%) Degree
5 7 (3.74%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.21%) CCNA
6 6 (3.21%) CCNP
6 6 (3.21%) MCSE
6 6 (3.21%) VCAP
7 4 (2.14%) BC Cleared
7 4 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.14%) CCIE
7 4 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.14%) VCP6
8 3 (1.60%) CCA
8 3 (1.60%) MCSA
8 3 (1.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.70%) PCI DSS
2 17 (9.09%) SLA
3 12 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (3.21%) RMADS
5 3 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 105 (56.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (34.76%) Active Directory
3 35 (18.72%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (10.16%) VMware ESX
5 17 (9.09%) XenApp
6 16 (8.56%) vCloud
7 14 (7.49%) Hyper-V
7 14 (7.49%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (6.95%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (5.88%) NFS
10 8 (4.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (3.21%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.67%) Samba
13 4 (2.14%) Docker
14 3 (1.60%) DFS Replication
14 3 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.60%) VMware Server
15 2 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (1.07%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (15.51%) Puppet
2 17 (9.09%) Ansible
3 15 (8.02%) Nessus
3 15 (8.02%) vRealize
4 14 (7.49%) SCCM
5 12 (6.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (5.88%) Nagios
7 8 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (3.21%) NetBackup
8 6 (3.21%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (3.21%) WSUS
9 5 (2.67%) PowerCLI
10 4 (2.14%) Cacti
10 4 (2.14%) Ganglia
10 4 (2.14%) Hyperic
10 4 (2.14%) logstash
10 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.14%) OpenView
10 4 (2.14%) SCVMM
10 4 (2.14%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 176 (94.12%) VMware
2 55 (29.41%) Cisco
3 54 (28.88%) Microsoft
4 32 (17.11%) Citrix
5 26 (13.90%) HP
6 19 (10.16%) LANDesk
7 17 (9.09%) EMC
7 17 (9.09%) IBM
8 14 (7.49%) NetApp
8 14 (7.49%) Oracle
9 13 (6.95%) Dell
10 12 (6.42%) AlienVault
11 9 (4.81%) Red Hat
12 8 (4.28%) Veeam
13 7 (3.74%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.74%) AppSense
13 7 (3.74%) Zerto
14 6 (3.21%) Arista
15 5 (2.67%) CommVault
15 5 (2.67%) Veritas
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